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:I protected it since I've made a mortal enemy in Fall Down, who once also vandalized my sig. I thought that by using cascading protection, I could eliminate all threat to my user space. --"{{User:ConservapediaUndergroundResistor/siguser}}{{User:ConservapediaUndergroundResistor/sigtalk}} 12:06, 25 January 2009 (EST)
:I protected it since I've made a mortal enemy in Fall Down, who once also vandalized my sig. I thought that by using cascading protection, I could eliminate all threat to my user space. --"{{User:ConservapediaUndergroundResistor/siguser}}{{User:ConservapediaUndergroundResistor/sigtalk}} 12:06, 25 January 2009 (EST)
::Protection is fine, cascading isn't, as it locks all userboxes on your page and the userbox template. Ironically, cascading protection won't defend your subpages, as cascading only protects pages transcluded into the protected one. About the only place cascading protection comes in useful is at [[RationalWiki:Anti-page resurrection]]. [[User:Phantom Hoover|''<small><font color="#007500" face="zapfino">Phantom Hoover</font></small>'']] 12:11, 25 January 2009 (EST)
::Protection is fine, cascading isn't, as it locks all userboxes on your page and the userbox template. Ironically, cascading protection won't defend your subpages, as cascading only protects pages transcluded into the protected one. About the only place cascading protection comes in useful is at [[RationalWiki:Anti-page resurrection]]. [[User:Phantom Hoover|''<small><font color="#007500" face="zapfino">Phantom Hoover</font></small>'']] 12:11, 25 January 2009 (EST)
== Logout ==
OK, I am at the place where I can call you an idiot, and so: CUR, you are an puerile idiot. [[User:|]] 13:45, 25 January 2009 (EST)

Revision as of 18:45, 25 January 2009

Events in Archive 1: My entrance, the rusty-spotted cat debacle, my promotion to sysopship, the 'Weasel Incident (timeless lulz), the Great Month of the Wikisig, the Great Server Move Journey (the server move), the Rodney Controversy, the Turbobanners, and me telling Toast to eat some toast.

Archives for this talk page: <1>, <2>, <3>, <4>, (new)


I use Tor; think you can block me? I'll put far worse in your sig... Fall down

I most certainly do. Bye, bye, Fall Down. P.S. I can also protect it. Looks like you're the moron here, not me. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 18:32, 15 January 2009 (EST)
But I'm funnier. You wouldn't know humor if it grabbed you by the nuts, would you? Fall down
Really? Try telling that to RWW. Your a hate troll. I'm medium drama, even though I don't try to be. You try to be amusing- that's why you aren't. I don't- that's why I am. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 16:58, 24 January 2009 (EST)
CUR, you know that there are over 1000 active Tor nodes; blocking him is like trying to kill a blue whale by kicking it. As an upside, he has to use a 20kb/s connection to edit here, so he should get bored after a while. Phantom Hoover 17:13, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Slowing him down. Just slowing him down. And I'm distracting him on RWW too. Expect an explosion of activity on that site shortly. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:17, 24 January 2009 (EST)
You aren't slowing him down much; you only need to hit "new identity" on Vidalia (GUI for Tor) to change node. Phantom Hoover 17:25, 24 January 2009 (EST)
But on RWW, I do slow him down. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:27, 24 January 2009 (EST)
No, I think the fact that he is using Tor is slowing him down more; I've used it on CP, and it's painfully slow. Phantom Hoover 18:04, 24 January 2009 (EST)

(unident) I meant distract. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 18:05, 24 January 2009 (EST)


It's a shame...I liked that guy. TheoryOfPractice 20:01, 15 January 2009 (EST)

What does that have to do with me? --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 20:14, 15 January 2009 (EST)
"Arguing with CUR was the last straw." It seems you have a damn thing or two to do with it. That guy was here for more than a year more than you, and was respected; I hope you're happy. Phantom Hoover 17:11, 24 January 2009 (EST)
And I asked for forgiveness on his user page on Wikipedia. And he came back, just not as often. And it was nothing personal, as he knows. And he also specificially said it wasn't all my fault. And I deal with more than he delt with every day, and I'm not in HCM. He was. Looks like the least respected of us are the best suited to handle this wiki. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:15, 24 January 2009 (EST)

It's not just about the pictures...

....it's your attitude. You're edit-warring, and you're edit-warring with someone like Human, who is one of the most active, senior, and valued contributors to this community. One person already quit the site today in part because of an argument with you. Your behaviour re: two stupid pictures from some television show is not only contrary to the standards, it's making this place less fun. TheoryOfPractice 21:01, 15 January 2009 (EST)

I realize that. However:

1. If someone can't take someone else arguing with them, they aren't suited for RW. Being here has schooled me in that repeatedly. 2. If the people who Sci-Fi saw the picture, they'd be thrilled. Why? I'm using it to promote their work. 3. Just become someone is valued doesn't mean that they should get away with some of the insults Human gets away with. I get sick of being flamed. He's called me every insult imaginable. I've been curt, but not rude- like I have been treated by most people here. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 21:07, 15 January 2009 (EST)

1. Edit warring is not arguing. it's being childish and churlish. 2. You can read the minds of people like copyright lawyers? That's quite the talent. 3. You've earned every word of it. TheoryOfPractice 21:09, 15 January 2009 (EST)

1. He also edit warred. Therefore, he is childish and churlish.

2. Common sense. And I'm trying to get permission.

3. No I haven't. And even if I had, that's no excuse for flaming.

--"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 21:12, 15 January 2009 (EST)

1. No, he (and I and others) were reverting your blatant violations of site policy/consensus. 2. Common sense has nothing to do with copyright law. 3. i disagree, but whatever. TheoryOfPractice 21:14, 15 January 2009 (EST)

1. I admit you have a point there.

2. Common sense has to do with everything.

3. Flaming is illegal. And the kind of insults he was making are against site policy.

--"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 21:16, 15 January 2009 (EST)

You're not going to get permission. Why? Because they won't gain anything from you having those two pics on your userpage, but giving you a permission is a precedent and a risk. That's how copyright works, if it's not worth the effort, better to just forbid than face unexpected consequences later. -- Nx talk 21:20, 15 January 2009 (EST)
(EC) Common sense means nothing. YOU might think that it's good for whatever-teevee-network -it-is-that-makes-that-stupid-show to use their property that way, and maybe you're right, but it doesn't matter. Copyright law and Fair Use say otherwise. It's not your image to make that decision with. As for the attacks on you, they may be against site policy; but having read this site nearly every day for 18 months now (even during those periods when I had taken my bat and ball and gone home) I've never seen anyone cause so many stupid arguments and create as much grief as you have, except maybe TK. If you're getting flamed, it could very well be because because you're ticking people off--people who've shown themselves to be remarkably tolerant of a lot of shit in the past. TheoryOfPractice 21:22, 15 January 2009 (EST)

(2nd EC) Doesn't matter. Ticking people off is no excuse. And just because they've been tolerant in the past doesn't mean that they should get away with this. Otherwise, people could get away with murder because 'they hadn't killed anyone, even when they were really annoying.' Also, we need to be strict when it comes to personal attacks. But back on topic, I may well get permission. If I do, I will reinstate the userbox. No sooner, no later. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 21:25, 15 January 2009 (EST)

My two bits

You are perpetually in a cycle of being obnoxious and then getting angry when people call you out for it. And don't edit war with people about copyright. Copyright lawyers are tantamount to the Nazgul. If somebody takes something down for copyright reasons, you should discuss it with them instead of restoring it. And after said discussion, be prepared to admit that you might not be in the right. You need to lay back, guy. You're being very un-Dude. If you keep it up, people will just start to assume that you're a troll and ignore you. CorryI think hallucinations are a side effect of Teamocil. 21:24, 15 January 2009 (EST)

Fine. But can people please stop flaming me whenever I do the least little thing that they don't like? Hint: That's not a question. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 21:34, 15 January 2009 (EST)

You know when people break up with you and say "It's not you, it's me"? Sometimes they're lying about that part. TheoryOfPractice 21:38, 15 January 2009 (EST)
I'll be honest, CUR, I was on your side to start off, and while I thought the cat article needed more goat, I was cool with that. But there's been a pattern of behaviour that's not impressed me in the least, especially when you apparently get bored and start poking things because you want a "debate", which you seem to define as "argument". I really started to notice when you poked Fall Down, despite everyone else telling you not to, and the reasons for not poking him already spelled out if you'd bothered to look. The furry article was another example, but there's been lots, some of which I've been present for and some of which I haven't. At this point, I consider you mildly trollish, even if it's not deliberate. --Kels 21:42, 15 January 2009 (EST)
For example, you have this tendency to get in dustups with people and then prolifically brag. I am saying this because I noticed for the first time that you have a sig line that says "the mortal enemy of all things Human." It appears that you intentionally start arguments and then brag about them in order to make you look more important. This may very well be unintentional, but it's annoying all the same. That's all- I'm not going to start piling on. CorryI think hallucinations are a side effect of Teamocil. 22:06, 15 January 2009 (EST)
I was actually making fun of myself. Look. I've been trying to shape up. It may take some time. In the meantime, please stop flaming me. It makes being civil a lot harder. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 10:33, 16 January 2009 (EST)

Hmmm you know I wonder...

You are not by any chance TK are you? Ace McWickedThe Liquid Room 23:35, 15 January 2009 (EST)

I mean no offence but after reviewing all fators etc one must ask, ya know? Ace McWickedThe Liquid Room 23:41, 15 January 2009 (EST)
Nah, TK's IQ is easily 160. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:45, 15 January 2009 (EST)
Still, after looking at contributions, arguments, sowing discontent among other editors etc the question needs to be asked. Ace McWickedThe Liquid Room 23:47, 15 January 2009 (EST)
The question you have to ask yourself is does TK have so little dignity that he would behave like CUR? - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 03:51, 16 January 2009 (EST)
One should put nothing past TK. In fact I think RA is TK also. har har ho ho ho. Oh ye of little respect/prominence. Ace McWickedThe Liquid Room 05:48, 16 January 2009 (EST)

I'm not dumb enought to be TK. I'm not conservative enough to be TK. I don't abuse my abilities enough to be TK. I'm not TK. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 10:39, 16 January 2009 (EST)

"Not dumb enough to be TK" TK is a genius when it comes to destroying communities. How many people can you think of who would be able to regain sysopship on CP after the SDG incident? Phantom Hoover 12:36, 16 January 2009 (EST)
I meant smart as in good at math or other thought proccesses, not good at destroying communities. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:47, 16 January 2009 (EST)
What evidence have you ever given that you are smarter than TK? He is a computer consultant. Phantom Hoover 17:51, 16 January 2009 (EST)

He fooled me. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:52, 16 January 2009 (EST)

The L.A. Times article. Phantom Hoover 17:56, 16 January 2009 (EST)

TK's not that conservative, check where he falls on RationalWIki Moral Matrix. He just pretends to be a die hard Christian conservative to lull Andy into a false sense of security. Redchuck.gif ГенгисRationalWiki GOLD member 12:43, 16 January 2009 (EST)


Stop being a dick. Thanks.--Tom Moorefiat justitia ruat coelum 23:46, 15 January 2009 (EST)

Alarm clock is ringing

Who the Hell are you talking to? WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:02, 16 January 2009 (EST)

All of thy who vare veing idel. I.E: mostly myself. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 19:06, 16 January 2009 (EST)
Indeed. Best to only use the intercom if you actually have something to say to other people; not just because you're bored. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:09, 16 January 2009 (EST)
If you are bored how about you set about improving articles in this list instead hoping people will talk to you. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 19:44, 16 January 2009 (EST)
We actual have a page on this. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 19:46, 16 January 2009 (EST)

For Christ's sake...

When someone goes around fixing your spelling mistakes, reverting those corrections is no way to make friends. TheoryOfPractice 18:43, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Unfortunately, teh Weasel also deleted the Sci-Fi specials --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 18:44, 17 January 2009 (EST)
Because they're baffling, unfunny & of interest only to yourself. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:47, 17 January 2009 (EST)
They are fairly easy to understand. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 18:48, 17 January 2009 (EST)
But don't make a lot of sense against the rest of it. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:49, 17 January 2009 (EST)
They are puns. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 18:50, 17 January 2009 (EST)

....aaaaand I had to make the same correction again. For the third time. What the hell is wrong with you? TheoryOfPractice 10:12, 18 January 2009 (EST)

Learn to spell...

Why does your stupid menu item on the saloon page still have a typo? Why do you have so little respect for others' contributions that you insist on reverting their corrections to your mistakes? Why do i now need to correct you for a fourth time? TheoryOfPractice 14:39, 20 January 2009 (EST)

I'm leaving it alone. Must be someone else. Maybe FD. I threatened him. This might be his revenge. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 14:41, 20 January 2009 (EST)


Why did you call me a vandal? That's one of my favorite songs, I was just correcting someone on the lyrics. 16:06, 20 January 2009 (EST)

You deleted a whole swath of talk page comments. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 16:07, 20 January 2009 (EST)
Hey emporor, the lyrics are in LATIN! Any English version is a translation, subject to the translators whims.Z3ro 16:08, 20 January 2009 (EST)

Fine, I'll back down. 16:09, 20 January 2009 (EST)

What is the deal

Regarding this and this, Who do you think you are? Since you've come here you've been difficult and confrontational over everything and now you have the nerve to revert other's comments and insult them on user pages? This is an official warning from someone who usually likes to play it cool: Back off and stop acting like a jackass or we're gonna have problems. SirChuckBCall the FBI 22:54, 20 January 2009 (EST)

Chuck, I am the last guy in the world to stand up for this clown, but it looked to me like, at least in the first instance, CUR was trying to revert the removal of talk page edits by another user. As much as it pains me to say it, he may have been trying to do the right thing...as for the second one, yeah, a little hevy-handed for what may have been a goof-up /misunderstanding on the other guy's part...TheoryOfPractice 22:57, 20 January 2009 (EST)
(EC) I think The Emperor misunderstood being edit conflicted and he replaced the page with his text instead of adding his comment to the revised page and CUR in his own wiki n00bism thought he was vandalising. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 23:00, 20 January 2009 (EST)
I'd have a little more sympathy if I didn't have other dealings with the Scurvy CUR. SirChuckBCall the FBI 23:03, 20 January 2009 (EST)

Word.TheoryOfPractice 23:04, 20 January 2009 (EST)

(EC) I notice in our newcommers guide there is nothing about how to handle edit conflicting. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 23:05, 20 January 2009 (EST)
Good point, and it is one of the more difficult things to master, and considering the edit rate at talk:WIGO CP... we need it. Does anyone actually read the n00bs guide, by the way? ħumanUser talk:Human 23:10, 20 January 2009 (EST)
I must say I found it a little long winded and it didn't answer the questions I wanted. I have probably been here about 3 or 4 months too long to write a good one now as I have forgotten most of what annoyed me. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 23:19, 20 January 2009 (EST)
New wikiproject! (I watch your user page...) ħumanUser talk:Human 23:54, 20 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah I kind of start thing and then give up on them. Add it to my list. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 23:57, 20 January 2009 (EST)

(unident) I was only trying to undo his swath of talk page comment deletes. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 11:21, 21 January 2009 (EST)

Sorry for my lack of wikiskillz and wikimanners If it'll make you happy, I'll go on anther exile POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!You paid the price for your lack of vision 11:29, 21 January 2009 (EST)

(EC) Na, it was a simple rookie error of exactly the same kind as Cur him/herself made a few days ago (see here). If he/she thought about it for a moment, he/she would have realised that instead of calling you a vandal. "Assume good faith" is a pretty good rule.
Something else to take away: if you see somebody make this mistake, copy the comment that they've added so that you can add it back in along with the stuff they accidentally deleted & not just look like you're reverting their comment; & leave a clear edit summary to make it apparent what you're doing. It only takes a little bit of clarity to avoid these kind of misunderstandings. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 11:49, 21 January 2009 (EST)
I will take a moment to apologise for my rather blunt comments, but I still stand by them.... I wasn't even bothered so much by the reversion as by the vandal comment dropped on his talkpage.... But I still stand by everything else... I mean, really, in the time you've been here, you've managed to start a fight with just about everyone. Why not chill and take things a little slower? SirChuckBCall the FBI 11:46, 21 January 2009 (EST)

Allright. Besides, events move apace in the "real world", and I would have had to take a vacation anyways. I'll go back to being a lurker for awhile POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!You paid the price for your lack of vision 11:52, 21 January 2009 (EST)

Look here

Have fun, and ALWAYS CHECK THE ADDRESS BAR! If it says rationalwiki.com, you're not where you think you are -- Nx talk 19:17, 21 January 2009 (EST)


"Weekly" howls? Back in the day, howls were annual things. I've been to more than one but they were over a decade ago. More fun than a furry convention, which isn't saying much...still too much drama and odd misfits for my taste. Skwrlz are above all that :) Secret Squirrel 22:13, 21 January 2009 (EST)

Oh sure. I can't go to one, I'm not 18 yet, but I hear there are weekly ones hosted a few therians on AOL. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 22:15, 21 January 2009 (EST)
Well things have changed. There was no age limit really back in the 90s. Age 14-44 was typical, and they were like your basic camping trip in the woods except with a lot of howling. I wuz bad skwrl and brought a dog whistle to see if it annoyed some of the wolfy types. "Therian" and "otherkin" weren't known terms back then. Secret Squirrel 22:24, 21 January 2009 (EST)
FWIW, I knew a couple of elven otherkin back in the 90's, one of whom used that word. So it was around, but maybe hadn't gotten into the fur community yet. --Kels 00:03, 22 January 2009 (EST)
It's time to go howl at my neighbors dog. He's a sweet chocolate lab, really, and knows my voice (I pretend). Get it? It's all pretend! He sniffs my crotch, briefly, and thence knows who I am. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:49, 22 January 2009 (EST)
I think Allen Ginsberg hosted the first one in 1956. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 10:57, 22 January 2009 (EST)
And you would know that how? --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 16:48, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Because it's famous. --Kels 17:04, 24 January 2009 (EST)
And it's blocked by parental controls. No idea why- but they recently blocked Conservapedia, so now I can't see the WIGOs. :-( (gad, I hate smilies) --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:07, 24 January 2009 (EST)
It was a joke. "Howl" was a famous poem from the beat movement which caused some controversy at the time (see Wikipedia article). It's got quite a lot of stuff about sex & drugs in it, which might be why it's blocked by the controls - probably the same reason as Conservapedia, but from totally different perspective. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:17, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Not funny. Oh, and Conservapedia wasn't blocked- my parents blocked it. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:18, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Quite funny if you grok literary references. --Kels 17:19, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Why did your parents block CP? Phantom Hoover 18:10, 24 January 2009 (EST)

(unident) <Looks innocent> No rational idea whatsoever! Their irrational idea- keeping me from working. Yeah right. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 18:11, 24 January 2009 (EST)

(unident) I grok that! --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:21, 24 January 2009 (EST)


Have you read the Golden Compass trilogy by Philip Pullman? I think you would really like it, especially if you're a Harry Potter fan, although they are extremely different in a lot of ways. It's set (at least initially) in a parallel world where people's souls take the form of various animals which match their personalities, but there are lots of other themes in it too. (NB. If you haven't read them, don't look up the articles on WP/CP/RW as they contain massive spoilers). WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 11:10, 22 January 2009 (EST)

I.E. the bear is actually a man in drag is Luke's father kills Dumbledore is Keyser Soze ...TheoryOfPractice 11:14, 22 January 2009 (EST)
I read them all in a few days. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 12:00, 22 January 2009 (EST)
It's the His Dark Materials trilogy, not that idiotic transatlantic name! Phantom Hoover 16:54, 24 January 2009 (EST)
I know it's His Dark Materials. That's what I call them as well. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 16:56, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah, I just referred to it as Golden Compass because I wasn't sure if you'd read them & would probably at least have heard of the movie if you hadn't. Also I hate sayiong "the His Dark Materials trilogy" - that article-pronoun formation ("the his") just seems really really wrong to me. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:06, 24 January 2009 (EST)
The moment I heard of them, I read them all ASAP. The movie was awful. I mean, it really just missed the point of the book. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:08, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Did you think they could have made a film true to an anti-religious book and make any money in the States? Phantom Hoover 17:23, 24 January 2009 (EST)
His Dark Materials wasn't exactly anti-religious- I could see how the Church felt threatened, but it wasn't really anti-religious. But you've got a point there. But what really ticked me off was that the movie ended mushy-happily, and the book didn't. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:25, 24 January 2009 (EST)

Edit Warring

Dude, please stop the edit wars. It doesnt matter if there is a "wingnut" on the article. You dont have to agree with it, I dont agree with somethings on this site either but I dont edit war. I am from NZ and a user here put something I didnt like into the article but nevermind. OK? Ace McWickedRevolt 22:29, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Minor advice

many people have issues with spelling, it's a normal thing. However, when you use words that are important to you, others will not be impressed if you spell them wrong. It's not "therianthrophy" it's "therianthropy". By the way, firefox (and probably other) browsers can support a spell-checker, and although it doesn't recognize "therianthropy", by "adding" it to your dictionary, your browser will help you get it right. I did that for cdesign proponentsists since it's impossible to remember, not being a real word, and all. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:34, 23 January 2009 (EST)


Why did you restore my dartboard? I was trying to get the URL of the delete page, for phase two of my plan. Phantom Hoover 16:39, 24 January 2009 (EST)

To see what it said. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 16:41, 24 January 2009 (EST)
You can see what's in deleted pages by clicking "restore", then clicking the date of the revision you want to see. Phantom Hoover 16:45, 24 January 2009 (EST)


For goat's sake, use Safari or Firefox when typing comments. They both have spellchecks, which should slash the number of spelling mistakes you make. As an aside, you said a while back that you sometimes view RationalWiki using a Mac. Does this mean that you have seen my sig in its full glory? Phantom Hoover 17:06, 24 January 2009 (EST)

Oh yes. But my parents won't let me install another browers- I already asked for Firefox, and they said that viewing a fish app for my iGoogle page wasn't good enough. However, I noticed that this is tolerated from TheoryOfPractice. Why not myself? --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:09, 24 January 2009 (EST)
TOP hasn't mocked people for spelling errors, as I remember you doing to π in the saloon bar. Phantom Hoover 17:16, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Why won't your parents allow you other browsers? Phantom Hoover 17:19, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Only to deflect critisim away from therianthropy. And my parent's don't allow me other browsers because my brother's homeschooling program only works on Internet Explorer. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:20, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Why does that have any bearing on your choice of browser? Phantom Hoover 17:22, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Hint: My parents are not computer experts- or Vulcan-esque in the least. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:23, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Another hint would be helpful. Phantom Hoover 17:26, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Hint: My logic cannot determine their reasoning. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:28, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Is there a filter on it which wouldn't work on Firefox or Safari? Phantom Hoover 17:30, 24 January 2009 (EST)

(unident) I DON'T KNOW --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:31, 24 January 2009 (EST)

Ah. I seem to have read to much into it. What prevents you from downloading it yourself? Phantom Hoover 17:33, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Retribution, perhaps? --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:34, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Adding firefox to the box won't "eliminate" IE. And IE can still be the "default" so they & he don't get confused. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:35, 24 January 2009 (EST)
I refuse to annoy my parents. I have no wish to be fed meat for dinner. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:37, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Try burying it in several layers of folders full of junk. Phantom Hoover 17:39, 24 January 2009 (EST)
They would know. They would know. THEY WOULD KNOW! Especially since they'd notice the shortcut. . . Simpler to just correct speling mestekes. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:41, 24 January 2009 (EST)
Try feigning an interest in cellular automaton, then downloading Golly, which has at least three layers of stuff they'll never check. Phantom Hoover 17:43, 24 January 2009 (EST)

(unident) If it really bugs you, have Nx fix up some Java to correct stupid speling mestekes. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 17:55, 24 January 2009 (EST)

Java wouldn't work; you really need a human evaluating the spelling to keep the words that are all right, but aren't in the dictionary. Phantom Hoover 05:00, 25 January 2009 (EST)

Theoretically, it would be possible to write a Javascript-based (not Java, that's completely unrelated) spell checker and hack it into the editform, however:

  • it's overkill and unnecessary, just download portable firefox and put it on a pendrive
  • it would take more time to write than I have right now or otherwise wish to waste just for you
  • since you're using IE, it would probably be extremely slow, thanks to Internet Exploder's pathetic javascript engine

So, in one three words: sorry, but no. Lern to spel -- Nx talk 05:39, 25 January 2009 (EST)

Cascading protection

Please don't use cascading protection on your userpage; it protects all of the userboxes and other templates on your page as well, potentially causing huge collateral. Phantom Hoover 11:57, 25 January 2009 (EST) As a aside, why did you bother to protect your page in the first place? You've never had a vandal attack on it. Phantom Hoover 12:04, 25 January 2009 (EST)

I protected it since I've made a mortal enemy in Fall Down, who once also vandalized my sig. I thought that by using cascading protection, I could eliminate all threat to my user space. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorGoatspeed! 12:06, 25 January 2009 (EST)
Protection is fine, cascading isn't, as it locks all userboxes on your page and the userbox template. Ironically, cascading protection won't defend your subpages, as cascading only protects pages transcluded into the protected one. About the only place cascading protection comes in useful is at RationalWiki:Anti-page resurrection. Phantom Hoover 12:11, 25 January 2009 (EST)


OK, I am at the place where I can call you an idiot, and so: CUR, you are an puerile idiot. 13:45, 25 January 2009 (EST)